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India Source to One-fifth of World Spam, States Trend Micro

According to Trend Micro the security software company, 20% of malicious junk e-mails distributed around the globe, during the first quarter of 2012 (Q1-2012), had its source from India.

Mr. Amit Nath, Country Manager of Trend Micro for the South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (SAARC) in addition to India felt that countries such as Russia, South Korea and India were found to dispatch plentiful spam. Newspoint.co.za published this in news on April 20, 2012.

Trend Micro, the security firm in its study also states that cyber-attacks were currently increasingly about ongoing types of long-run based assaults as opposed to the common 'smash-and-grab' events that cyber crooks preferred earlier.

Mr. Nath further indicated that there was a remarkable rise in total targeted assaults. As different from greatly arbitrary cyber assaults, which concentrated on filching banking information or credit card details, targeted assaults distinctly varied while their categorization in a better way was put under 'cyber-espionage,' he stated in addition. Tech2.in.com published this on April 20, 2012.

Noticeably, APTs (advanced persistent threats) too were widely prevalent during Q1-2012 (January-March 2012). The dual outstanding campaigns were the Enfal/LURID e-mail scam that was themed on Tibet and the LuckyCat scam prevalent ever-since June 2011.

It's evident according to the quarterly report that the world-class positioned Apple harbors the greatest number of security flaws compared to Microsoft, Google and Oracle. Thus, Apple has 91% security flaws followed with Oracle which has 78% flaws, Google - 73% and Microsoft - 43%.

Moreover, during recent days, there was a peak 600,000 Mac PCs of Apple that were contaminated with the Flashback Trojan. In spite of a few novel attempts by the company for permanently wiping out Flashback, latest statistics show that 140,000 Apple PCs continue to be contaminated with the malware.

Alongside all of the above, Trend Micro's most recent quarterly report further talks about P-interest, one fresh social-networking website. The report states that the website didn't merely become popular; however, it became notorious too. Visitors, on it, were enticingly made to "re-pin" one emblem of Starbucks for downloading malware camouflaged with so-called gift cards, it outlines.

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